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This All About Me poster is an excellent beginning of the year activity. It can also be a great Student of the Month or Student of the Week poster. Use it for students to begin when they first enter the classroom those first few days of school. It gives them something to do while you meet parents and students. How about letting students use it to interview each other as they get to know one another?
Read on for more unbelievable ways this poster can be used that you may not have considered. It can be a way to group students for various activities throughout the year. Use the information for graphing lessons and activities. Take a picture of students or have them draw a picture of themselves. The choice is yours. You can be as creative as you would like. Display posters on a classroom wall or add them to a student portfolio. Place them in an electronic student portfolio. As new students enter throughout the year make sure to have one available in your new student packet. It will provide quick information and provide a springboard of questions you can ask your new students. At the bottom of the poster is a goal setting section. Have students revisit that section during the year to see if they are reaching their goal. Students could create a list of questions they think should have been included on the poster. They could compare and contrast answers of students and create Venn Diagrams; the activities are limitless.
What seems like a simple fill in the blank sheet can be expanded to be many very creative lessons and activities.